Defining New York City’s character ain’t easy. We’re made up of 5 boroughs sprinkled with over 8 million people of drastically different values, ethnicities, and mindsets. That’s how we all knew the walking, talking blobfish was full of sh*t when he spoke about our “values.” Anyone from here knows we are far off from having one value system, despite being known by the whole world as a progressive, liberal crockpot. Fuckouttahere!
According to Quora, there are anywhere between 250-300 neighborhoods in New York City. BUT there’s only one singular thing that we all have in common: WE ALL KNOW WE LIVE IN THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD!! Well, at least that’s the thought process of us real New Yorkers.But what determines the pureness of a New Yorker? What are the aspects that define us as “most true” in a city with an infinite amount of things to experience and even more things to be interested in?
Is the native who can recite every stop on the subway map in alphabetical order while sleeping the most New York? Or is it the transplant who has given up their comfortable lifestyle in a two-story mid-western home to sublet a three bedroom apartment with five roommates and a dog? Maybe it’s the immigrant who made their way here through a ship that passed through Ellis Island and worked for the next 40 years to provide a comfortable life for their family that creates the definition of what’s MOST New York?
There was only way to find out. So we sent our crew to Union Square, one of NYC’S headquarters for cultural exchange and surveyed New Yorkers on a variety of subjects to find out what the majority of us would claim as Most New York?
The categories were as followed:
YANKEES vs. METS
HOT DOGS vs. HALAL FOOD
KNICKS vs. METS
UBER vs. LYFT
NETFLIX vs. HBO
TAP WATER vs. BOTTLED WATER
Check out what we learned: